Aquaculture in general is defined simply as “the rearing of aquatic animals, the cultivation of aquatic plants or food or, in some cases, both at the same time.” Yet this simple definition brings with it a nearly limitless amount of potential, particularly for those enthusiastic enough to pursue a career in this field.
Indeed, Australian aquaculture is one of the strongest industries currently in existence in the country (and indeed, the world) for a host of unique reasons – all of which make it the perfect career path for so many people out there.
The Art of Australian Aquaculture: Breaking It Down
Aquaculture has a particularly bright future in Australia, as the country is home to the third largest fishing zone on Earth. The coastline spans roughly 60,000 km and the jurisdiction itself spans over 14 million square km. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that seafood production is Australia’s fastest growing primary industry – if you’re the type of person who loves salmon, sardines, prawns, oysters and tuna (who doesn’t?) you have aquaculture professionals to thank.
Worldwide seafood demand in particular will continue to play a major role in the growth of the Aquaculture industry in Australia – something that has been true for at least the last three decades. As of 2018, Australia’s consumer demand alone often exceeds the supply of domestic production – a trend that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Domestic aquaculture is projected to significantly expand in the coming decade in an effort to meet both local and international demand – which means more (and higher paying) jobs are being created all the time.
When you consider the fact that the real gross value of aquaculture production has increased by 12% from $108 million to over $1.1 billion since 2002, it’s easy to see why this industry is full of life and excitement across the board.
Those who are interested in pursuing a career in aquaculture are therefore encouraged to begin on their education in earnest as soon as possible. Not only will doing so allow you to get in on the ground floor of a truly innovative, forward-thinking and important industry, but it will also help make you as competitive as possible as many others around the country do the same.
At Maritime & Safety Training, for example, we offer courses like:
- Certificate II in Aquaculture
- Certificate III in Aquaculture
- Certificate II in Seafood Processing
- Certificate III in Seafood Processing
- Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)
- Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)
- Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)
All of these are designed to make sure you have the rock-solid foundation you need to build the career you’ve always wanted in aquaculture.
Aquaculture Industry Training
At Maritime & Safety Training, we’re also proud to offer a wide range of additional courses for you to choose from depending on your needs. Whether you’re interested in expanding your boating skills or you just need to obtain or renew your boat licence, our maritime training course options are precisely what you’ve been looking for. To find out more, please don’t delay – contact us today.